Ann Yvonne Gilbert
Buttery Mulled Cider
1 cup fresh apple cider
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole clove
Pinch of ground applespice
1/2 teaspoon butter
1/4 cup Calvados
In a small saucepan over low heat, bring all ingredients except the butter and calvados to a light simmer, taking care not to let the mixture boil.
Stirring occasionally, continue to simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes.
Strain into a mug, and stir in the butter and calvados.
Ann Yvonne Gilbert is one of my favorite artists.
The big cat in this piece reminds me of "Blackie" my childhood kitty. I remember the day we brought him home from my grandfather's farm . He was the only barn kitten that let me pick him up...I guess he wanted to come home with me that day, and he did. He lived a very long life as a city cat in Turlock.